Digital Humanities Summer Institute (Victoria)

Institute: June 3-7, 2019

The Simpson Center for the Humanities invites proposals for the 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Institute, a renowned five-day institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. UW faculty, doctoral students, and professional staff may apply in clusters of two to four people; we plan to support at least three clusters.

We encourage proposals from across the humanities, broadly defined. Units represented in recent years include History, Asian Languages & Literature, Philosophy, UW Libraries, and others. We especially encourage proposals from literary studies; cinema and new media studies; and histories of art, music, theater, and performance. We also encourage proposals from faculty and doctoral students with collaborative research projects; chairs and directors of graduate studies; and librarians along with faculty or doctoral students in their fields. The selection committee gives priority to those who will put their DHSI learning into practice in coursework (classes they are teaching or are taking), development of research projects, and graduate programs.

Each cluster should select one course and two backups. (All members will attend the same course—if you have a reason for attending different courses, please explain). Course examples include: Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application

  • Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application
  • Introduction to Javascript and Data Visualization
  • Text Mapping as Modelling
  • Digital Publishing in the Humanities

Grants support tuition and up to $700 in travel costs per person. Those who participated with Simpson Center support in past years may reapply, but we will give special consideration to first-time attendees.

See a list of past participants, who may be helpful in learning about DHSI.

To learn more, visit or contact Roneva Keel, Digital Humanities Initiative Program Coordinator, at / 206.543.3920.


To apply, complete the following steps by November 9, 2018:

  1. Compose a single document (Word or PDF) that contains (1) a one-page statement of interest and description of your team’s project, (2) short bios for each participant (@150 words), and (3) an ordered list of your preferred courses.
  2. Name your document as follows: [Project/Team Name]_DHSI_2019.
  3. Upload the file to our Google form. You must sign in with your UW NetID (include "" in the email field).
  4. Complete the proposal information form
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